Register of deeds presents new idea

The Labette County Register of Deeds Office may soon be able to process applications for passports for those planning travel out of the country.
Register of Deeds Julie Becker told Labette County commissioners Monday about wanting to offer this service, including taking passport photos. There would be training involved for Becker and her deputy and a cost of about $400 to purchase the camera and printer.
Becker told commissioners that the register of deeds office in Cherokee County offers this service. The Parsons Post Office does, too, but requires an appointment.

The service could provide a revenue stream for the county, as the deeds office would receive $25 for every passport processed with a provided photo and $35 for those processed with a photo created in the deeds office. Walgreens also takes passport pictures but does not process passport applications.

(Read more: Parsons Sun)